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The Town of Oakville, through its transportation master planning process, identified the need to rebuild and widen Kerr Street between Speers Road and Wyecroft Road, including the building of a new underpass at the Lakeshore West GO line. The town is partnering with Metrolinx to move forward with this project and complete it faster. Preliminary work on the project will start in 2020 with construction of the underpass starting as early as the spring of 2021. The work will take up to three years to complete. The current road alignment will remain in place during construction while we build the new road to the west.
This is a major engineering project and the town and Metrolinx will work hard to reduce the impact of construction on businesses, residents and local traffic as much as possible throughout project.
This project will improve traffic flow in the area, and allow Metrolinx to deliver increased GO service levels on the Lakeshore West line using electric trains. For details visit the Metrolinx website.
This portion of the project focused on the selection of street furnishings and other elements such as light poles, benches, pavers, and railings for Kerr Street, from the rail crossing, south to Speers Road. The town intends to incorporate the selected elements into a conceptual streetscape strategy for future reference and consideration for streetscape improvements within the Kerr Village Growth Area.
After extensive public consultation, both in person and online, to find out your preferred streetscape elements, we have a suite of preferred streetscape elements to show you.
65 attended the June 26, 2018 open house
771 participated in the on-line survey between June 27 and August 31, 2018
The preferred furnishings were approved at Planning and Development Council on October 1, 2018
The Kerr Street Underpass Project is a critical part of the town's Transportation Master Plan and will include:
The new underpass will also allow Metrolinx to deliver increased GO service levels on the Lakeshore West line using electric trains.
On May 2, 2018 the Town of Oakville and Metrolinx hosted a public meeting where the community learned about the overall project details, timing and logistics.
In 2019, Metrolinx issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to build the Kerr St. underpass along with other infrastructure required to expand GO service on the Lakeshore West line. The winning bidder will be selected in 2020 and will be responsible for the detailed design, planning, staging and construction of the Kerr Street underpass.
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The town has completed a Class Environmental Assessment for Kerr Street grade separation from Speers Road to North of the QEW bridge. Review a copy of the final report for the Kerr Street Grade Separation at CNR Tracks Class Environmental Study Report (pdf)
Appendix A - Minutes and Correspondence (pdf)
Appendix B - Public Consultation (pdf)
Appendix C - Natural Environment Review (pdf)
Appendix D - Noise Analysis (pdf)
Appendix E - Geotechnical Report (pdf)
Appendix F - Built Heritage Review (pdf)
Appendix G - Archaeology Review (pdf)